Energy Resources, Domestic Investment and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Nigeria
AbstractThe paper examined whether investment serves asa channel through energy could promote economic growth in Nigeria. A model that incorporated energy as a separate input and as an indirect input was developed and estimated. The results showed that the potential of investment to enhance economic growth is significantly depressedbythe energy resources dependence. Although pubic investment was found to be a channel throughwhich energy resources enhanced economic growth in Nigeria. There is evidence that Dutch disease/resource curse problem is a Nigerian phenomenon as energy abundance is found to significantly impair economic growth in Nigeria
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Date of creation: 31 Dec 2012
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Publication status: Published in Iranica Journal of Energy & Environment 3.4(2012): pp. 321-329
Energy resources; Investment Economic Growth; Nigeria;
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